History of Burana tower
Burana was built in 11th century by Karakhanids Empire. In the ancient Arabic language Burana means as “Minaret”. There is a legend that the king Karakhanid built this tower to protect his only daughter when a prophet had told that she would die from a widow spider bite.
Due many earthquakes damaged the minaret and it was reconstructed in the 1970.
There is a small museum exhibiting excavation findings like sculptures and fine art.
How to get there
Burana is located near the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek and take only 1.5 hour by car, that`s why you can visit the tower on a one day trip from Bishkek city. First you should reach Tokmok city by public bus from Bishkek called “marshurtka”. And from Tokmok to Burana tower you can take a taxi, because there is no another public bus.
If you are planning a day trip to Kyrgyzstan, than visiting Burana is the best choice.
Entry fee for the tower: 60 KGS
Entry fee for the museum: 40 KGS